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West Berkshire Local Plan Review Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Consultation

Consultation on the proposed submission (Regulation 19) version of the Local Plan Review (LPR) ended at 4.30pm on Friday 3 March 2023. The responses that we received to the consultation have been published.

On 1 December 2022 the Council approved the version of the LPR which it proposed to submit to the Secretary of State for public examination. This was published for a statutory six week period of public consultation between 4pm on Friday 20 January 2023 and 4.30pm on Friday 3 March 2023. This was known formally as the Regulation 19 stage. It allowed local communities, businesses and other interested stakeholders to make final comments in advance of its submission to the Secretary of State. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation. 

Consultation responses

The responses in policy order were published on our consultation portal on 23 March 2023 and can be viewed here. The responses in representor order can be viewed here.

Consultation documents

The Proposed Submission LPR is accompanied by a number of documents and you can read and download these documents below. 

Consultation Statement:

Sets out the consultation on the LPR to date.

Duty to Cooperate Statement: 

A requirement of the Localism Act 2011. Its aim is  to ensure that local planning authorities engage constructively, actively, and on an on-going basis so that strategic, cross-boundary matters are dealt with effectively in individual Local Plans. 

A Duty to Cooperate Statement has been prepared to support the proposed submission (Regulation 19) version of the LPR.

Equalities Impact Assessment

Assessment of the potential impact of the Local Plan Review policies on different groups in West Berkshire. 

Habitat Regulations Assessment

An assessment of the possible effects of the LPR on internationally important nature conservation sites.

Policies Map

Map which displays the spatial policies contained within the Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) LPR. Please use the plus (+) icon to increase the size of the map.

You can view an interactive version of the map here.

Statement of the Representations Procedure

Sets out the procedure for making representations on the Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) LPR.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Appraisal of the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the Local Plan Review from the outset of its preparation.

The SA/SEA was first published to support the consultation on the emerging draft (Regulation 18) Local Plan Review in December 2020:

The SA/SEA has been updated for the proposed submission (Regulation 19) version of the Local Plan Review:

Further information

The Proposed Submission LPR has also been informed by a range of evidence-base documents which can be viewed here.

Details of other previous consultations can be viewed here.

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